I understood the point he was making, however. To say God makes mistakes opens up a whole lot in the way of theological mumbo-jumbo. Still I was unconvinced.
Then on Tuesday, St. Paul's opened its doors to a grieving family that had no church home. On a scale of 1 to 10, a funeral service for a three month old who died suddenly is extremely awful. It was a long and exhausting day, but in the midst of it, God spoke directly to me.
The greatuncle of the young boy gave a homily. He is a man of deep faith, a man whose presence in prayer was noticable. He stood up, and the third sentence out of his mouth was, "God does not make mistakes."
This, is a systematic theological statement that carries weight for me, and this, I now believe.